Gene Kaschak joins MRC Operational Excellence Team

Gene Kaschak Joins the MRC Operational Excellence Team

For Immediate Release
December 15, 2015

ALLENTOWN, PA – The Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) officially announced today that Gene Kaschak of Fogelsville, Pennsylvania, has joined the MRC Operational Excellence Team as a Strategy Manager and Lean Coach. Kaschak is an experienced continuous improvement professional who will assist in the design and delivery of Lean training, coaching, and implementation services for clients throughout MRC’s five county area consisting of Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Carbon and Schuylkill counties.

“Gene brings to MRC a background in Lean Manufacturing and Lean Office Administration and Customer Process Improvements,” says Jack Pfunder, MRC President & CEO. “His expertise will enhance MRC’s Operational Excellence Team and benefit MRC clients from his change agent experience leading teams in process improvements throughout the enterprise.”

Prior to assisting MRC’s efforts, Gene was an Engineering Project Leader at Lutron Electronics. Throughout his career he also served in a variety of roles that include product development, manufacturing engineering, maintenance leadership, and information technology. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a certificate in Leadership and Business Management from the Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College. To discuss Lean Manufacturing and Lean Office process improvements, call Gene at MRC, 484-635-4405, or email him at

MRC helps drive regional economic development through services that help manufacturers compete and grow through technology acceleration and innovation, operational excellence, green and sustainability, revenue growth, strategic finance, and succession planning. MRC is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and one of seven Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Centers that serve manufacturers. MRC is also a member of the Lehigh Valley Partnership for Regional Economic Performance (PREP), a consortia of economic development service providers governed by the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED). For more information about MRC and its services, please visit:


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